Sat. Oct 24th, 2020

Instant analysis of Seattle Seahawks 30-16 loss to…

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Instant analysis of Seattle Seahawks 30-16 loss to...

Although it wasn’t quite the shootout many fans were expecting, the contest between the Seahawks and Ravens was still a close battle – until Baltimore pulled away and defeated Seattle, 30-16.

The Seahawks are now 5-2 on the season.

Russell Wilson was uncharacteristically off on Sunday, completing less than 50 percent of his passes for the first time in a game since 2015. He finished 20-for-41 with 241 yards and a touchdown, along with his first interception of the season – a pick-six to Marcus Peters who was playing in his first game with the Ravens.

Baltimore’s blitz-heavy defense forced Wilson into a lot of quick passes, and he frequently opted to throw the ball away. The Ravens weren’t only good at putting pressure on Wilson, but their pass coverage looked solid as well.

The addition of Peters will clearly provide this team with a much-needed boost down the stretch, and a fumble recovery for a touchdown by Marlon Humphrey helped seal the game in the final minutes.

Meanwhile, Wilson’s counterpart – Lamar Jackson – was excellent, completing nine passes for 143 yards while doing most of his damage on the ground, rushing 14 times for 116 yards and a touchdown.

The Seattle defense played well at times, including a strong first start by rookie safety Marquise Blair – who played in place of Bradley McDougald and Lano Hill who were both inactive.

However, it ultimately wasn’t enough as Jackson was able to make plays when it matters, and now the Seahawks will sit with a 5-2 record in a hyper-competitive NFC West division that doesn’t afford teams many opportunities to lose games.

Instant analysis of Seattle's 30-16 loss to Baltimore

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